To configure your workstation for Inventor
Autodesk Inventor is a professional CAD program for mechanical 3D design and product simulation. Inventor was developed for designers and engineers and convinces with its user-friendly usability.
The right CPU for Inventor
Autocad Inventor is a single-thread application for many functions. In order to achieve a good performance, a high clock rate of the processor and not the number of cores is decisive. Rely on a professional Xeon processor with Quad- or SixCore from 3.5 GHz. Intel Xeon processors of the E5 series offer you up to 22 cores and 44 threads. Specialized in parallel workloads, up to 55MB load-level cache ensure excellent results with Inventor.
When is a multi-core processor usefull?
Multi-core processors are supported by Inventor in special areas such as 3D applications and renderings. If you integrate these tasks into your workflow, we recommend two high-frequency Six- or Octa-Core processor from 3.5 GHz.
Adapting the working memory
The more complex your assemblies are, the more memory your workstation will need. As a basis 16GB are sufficient for smaller assemblies. For larger assemblies with more than 1,000 components, we recommend using 32 GB DDR RAM. DDR stands for Double Data Rate. The higher the number at the end, the more modern is your memory. For more than 5,000 components, we recommend 64 GB RAM. The RAM requirements vary depending on the complexity of your assemblies and their component geometry.
Optimized graphics cards
Certified Inventor nVidia graphics cards have special OpenGL drivers and ensure error-free and fast interaction with Autodesk Inventor. For optimal visualization results, we recommend a DirectX11 capable graphics card from Nvidia of the Quadro M- or P-Series with at least 4 GB graphics memory. Our customers choose an nvidia Quadro M4000, Quadro P2000 or Quadro P4000.
Benefit from significantly faster loading times of an SSD hard disk. Solid-state hard drives dramatically reduce access times to their assemblies. The time you need to load and save a more complex assembly with Inventor is extremely accelerated by using an M.2 SSD. If you have a lot of complex project data that you need to keep for many years, we recommend that you set up a RAID (Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks) array as RAID 1 (Mirror) for your data.